3.8.06

War escalates as Israeli jets pound Lebanon

Ya Libnan | War escalates as Israeli jets pound Lebanon | Live News from Lebanon:

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said a third of the casualties in the 23-day-old conflict were children under 12. He said a million Lebanese, a quarter of the population, had been displaced and the country's infrastructure devastated.

A Reuters tally put the death toll at 683 at least. Hezbollah, showing it can still fight after 23 days of Israeli bombardment, fired at least 70 rockets into Israel on Thursday, killing five people. A record barrage of 231 missiles the previous day killed one person and wounded scores.

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